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United Arab Emirates


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a destination of choice for entrepreneurs, business owners and high net worth individuals wishing to benefit from its zero-tax regime or establish a new base for their business and family. Dubai competes as a global financial and commercial center thanks to its stable and progressive government, strong financial systems and institutions and strategic geographical location. Being a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan and one of the most well-connected countries in the world, the UAE also makes a great place to live in.

Official Name: United Arab Emirates

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Official Language: Arabic

Surface Area:83,600 sq km

Population: 9,992,083 (July 2020 est.)

GDP: $696 billion (2017 est.)

GDP per Capita: $68,600 (2017 est.)

HP Passport Index: Ranked 18th with 171 destinations visa -free access



Exclusive lifestyle with state of the art luxury facilities


Excellent telecommunications, road and travel infrastructure


Low presence requirements and efficient application process


Strategic location and a well-connected international airport


The UAE is one of the safest countries in the world


Real estate investment from AED 1M to qualify for residency


Establishing a UAE company is straightforward and, once set up, the investor(s)/owner(s) can apply and obtain Investor Visas granting them a renewable 3-year residency. The UAE Residency is easy to maintain without any strict requirements of minimum stay.


The main applicant must be over 18 years of age. Spouses and children under the age of 18 years can be included in the same application.


The applicant may not pursue a remunerated business activity or job. However, he or she can administer their private wealth or run a business outside of Switzerland.


All applicants must be free from criminal records, fraud, malpractice, financial fraud or indemnities and need to provide the required legal documents.


The applicant is obliged to pay yearly net taxes. The so called lump-sum tax (fixed tax) amount is subject to several aspects for instance the location of residence in Switzerland (canton and municipality), standard of living and others.


1. Engage Bellevue Zurich Advisory for a free private consultation

2. Establish a UAE Free Zone Company in order to apply for the Investor Visa

3. Acquire the UAE Investor Visa through your UAE company

4. Open UAE corporate and personal bank accounts, obtain a driving license and apply for a mobile plan.

5. Rent or purchase a property and gain associated utility bills


The costs are depending on various factors, hence, we recommend to consult with one of our experts, who can guide provide you with a personalized cost layout and residence strategy. Kindly contact us on or make an online request for an initial private consultation on our website.

Important Points to Consider

All of the above information is available in detail on the UAE authorities website and this information is not intended to be immigration advice.

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